Because of its equal focus on verbal and quantitative reasoning, psychology makes a versatile undergraduate major. Graduates are well-prepared to pursue a variety of paths:
- Social Services. Paraprofessional or administrative work in social service and mental health agencies is also a good option. But be aware that you’ll need an advanced degree to enter professional practice in these areas.
- Graduate School. If you want to become a clinical psychologist, social worker, or similar professional, you’ll be heading to graduate school to earn a PhD, PsyD or MSW degree. Check out the American Psychological Association's website for career information.
- Business. Typical jobs might include work in banking, retail, human resources, nonprofits and even entrepreneurship.
- Law. Many psychology majors decide to go to law school. They realize psychology’s constant emphasis on drawing conclusions by summarizing the conclusions of others has prepared them well because the law operates in the same way.
Selected career options include:
- Clinical Psychologist
- Industrial Psychologist
- Marriage and Family Therapist
- Mental Health Social Worker
- Substance Abuse Social Worker
- Research Psychologist
- School Psychologist
- Corporate Manager
- Human Relations Director
- Nonprofit Manager